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Fortive Corporation Commodity Manager in Everett, Washington

Fluke Corporation is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of electronic test tools and software. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation (, Fluke is a multi-national corporation headquartered in the greater Seattle area. Fluke offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Fluke is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check. If you need assistance applying, please contact us at or call 1-425-446-6080.

General Job Scope Overview

The Commodity Manager will be responsible for developing and executing tactical and strategic Stamped/Formed and Hardware commodity plans for the North American operations at Fluke, Everett location. The same individual will also lead cost reduction initiatives, on-time delivery, quality, supplier performance and improve on vendor relationships. This position allows for vast and varied exposure across multiple disciplines and business units.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support goals and objectives as established by supply chain management.

  • Rationalize the supplier base through the solicitation of competitive RFQ bids. Analyze received quotations, select and recommend new suppliers.

  • Recommend Make vs. Outsource business opportunities.

  • Create monthly suppliers report cards and manage supplier performance initiatives.

  • Cascade standard supplier performance management practices for multiple suppliers.

  • Drive year-over-year supplier improved performance in quality, delivery, costs and with working capital terms.

  • Negotiate supplier contracts and a achieve year over year improvement goals.

  • Develop new vendor relationships necessary to support business and supply chain objectives.

    Strong knowledge of the overall supply chain from the suppliers’ raw materials to the end product. Understanding what factors within the commodity are the greatest influences on quality, delivery, lead-time, costs, and service performance. Knowledge of key risk factors within the commodity, such as limitations of material supply or manufacturing capacity, geographic concentrations of supply or manufacturing capacity and impacts of time and distance in the supply chain. Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Engineering, or relevant experience with supply chain.

  • 5-8 years of supply chain or operations experience in a manufacturing environment preferably within metals commodity.

  • Experience using lean methodology processes in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

  • Experience in a low volume and high mix demand for products environment.

  • Negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Good organization, project management and follow-through skills

  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and act in a proactive manner.

  • Microsoft. Excel and Oracle experience preferred

  • Occasional travel to vendor locations as required

Fortive is a provider of essential technologies for connected workflow solutions across a range of attractive end-markets. The company holds leading positions in intelligent operating solutions, precision technologies, and advanced healthcare solutions. Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 17,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 50 countries around the world. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit:

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Fluke is leading the world in creating software, test tools and technology that will support customers today and in the future. We are a customer-obsessed market leader with a strong reputation for reliability, quality and safety.   

A wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation (, Fluke is a global corporation headquartered in the greater Seattle area. Driven by the successful Fortive Business System, Fluke offers the passion of a startup with the resources of a Fortune 500 company. We are focused on the growth of our individual employees, teams and the Fluke brand.  

"The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Fortive Corporation. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as a Fortive Company. Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866-272-5573 or e-mail to request accommodation."